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Snake River Fur Post, Pine City

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#34 of 75 in Historic Sites in Minnesota
Historic Site · History Museum
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Visitors to the North West Company Fur Post enjoy guided tours with costumed interpreters and demonstrations of varies historic skills throughout the summer season.
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  • First let me say that I am biased but read on. I helped with the archaeological dig in the summer of1967 that uncovered this site. At that time it was only slight rise on the south bank of the... 
    First let me say that I am biased but read on. I helped with the archaeological dig in the summer of1967 that uncovered this site. At that time it was only slight rise on the south bank of the...  more »
  • We visited the Snake River Fur Post run by the Minnesota Historical Society. A voyageur was our tour guide. He was very informative about how the fur trade operated both at the post and throughout.....  more
    We visited the Snake River Fur Post run by the Minnesota Historical Society. A voyageur was our tour guide. He was very informative about how the fur trade operated both at the post and throughout.....  more »
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  • A hidden Gem. This stop, a Minnesota Historical Society Site, does an excellent job of telling the story of the fur traders who stayed here much earlier in our history, as well as the interaction with native tribes from the area. A great visitor center loaded with information, and a short walk away, the Post titself (remade from original documents. Our kids, ages 12-17, thought it was a great stop. Allow a couple of hours to soak it all in. Historical Members get in with their pass.
  • On first approach I was starting to question my decision to drive the 85 miles to this site because of the first impression...when you turn in to the drive, it looks like it has been abandoned for a few years with what was once lawns and a traffic Island being all over grown with vegetation. The drive and parking lot had a lot of cracks with vegetation growing through them. I am guessing this is because of a lack of proper funding... BUT I know you don't judge a book by its cover so I made my way toward the building. Once you get in to the building it is a totally different experience. The museum was great with hand-on exhibits for the children and adults alike. The museum has a lot of information so take some time to really immerse yourself. I do with there was more on the archeological dig that happened at the site.. like a booklet or something. I would recommend going through the museum prior the tour. The tour itself is interactive. You are allowed to touch objects and very informative. The visitor center has a nice gift shop and clean restrooms. The staff was also friendly.

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